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Homemade table saw fence #2: Fence tube plug and squaring angle

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Blog entry by Bram Couttouw posted 02-02-2012 08:31 PM 13883 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Front guide assembly Part 2 of Homemade table saw fence series Part 3: Clamping brackets and -cam »

I’ve made the front guide assembly in the previous blog post, now I’ll continue with the fence tube.
I had to plug one end of the fence tube, so i could weld the clamping brackets on it.
I would need to have a piece of 5mm steel 60×60mm big. I didn’t had that, so I had to weld 2 pieces togheter to form the 60×60 plate.

Next, I’ve cut the plate to size and cleaned up the edge.

In order to have a strong weld, I had to bevel the edges of the plate so i wouldn’t grind all the weld off when I’m cleaning up the weld.

Next, I’ve welded the plate to the fence tube. (yes, I know, my welds look like crap, but that’s why they invented an angle grinder, right?)

Then I’ve cleaned up the weld and squared the fence tube with my belt sander.

Now we start on the squaring angle. Note the spacer between the squaring angle and the fence tube.

Then I’ve welded it to the fence tube togheter with the spacer.

That’s not a bad weld, if i say so myself.

That’s it for this time :).



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Nighthawk

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 10:19 PM

Tha t going to be one heavy duty fence…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 10:23 PM

If you think your welds are ugly you should see mine… I subscribe to the “Gob and Slobber” welding method!

Now I’m waiting with heart all aflutter for the next installment!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Bram Couttouw

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 09:54 PM

Nighthawk: Yeh, I’m sure it will be.

Dallas: As long as the weld keeps the 2 metals togheter, then that’s enough, right? :)

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Dallas

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 10:22 PM

Bram, yeah I agree. I tried sticking two pieces of metal together with duct tape but I found out that it burns and melts when you try to weld with it!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 10:38 PM

yeh, that’s not going to work, I alwase try to clamp it down with a vise-grip or a clamp

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